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Re: 2009 Division-Watching
« Reply #100: April 06, 2009, 03:40:22 PM »
mcdonald with a hit and then scores :clap: ... let's go reds!!!!!!!!!

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Re: 2009 Division-Watching
« Reply #101: April 06, 2009, 03:42:51 PM »
Encarnacion Instant Breakfast at the plate.  Come on!

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Re: 2009 Division-Watching
« Reply #102: April 06, 2009, 03:46:03 PM »
Encarnacion Instant Breakfast at the plate.  Come on!

hahahahahahahah :clap:

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Re: 2009 Division-Watching
« Reply #103: April 06, 2009, 03:55:24 PM »
The Reds are using Arthur Rhodes. :shock: lol

Might as well sign Jesse Orosco and Alan Mills while they're at it.

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Re: 2009 Division-Watching
« Reply #104: April 08, 2009, 04:01:30 PM »
jesus, the phillies rotation may be as bad as ours ... their first three starts haven't been great.

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Re: 2009 Division-Watching
« Reply #105: April 08, 2009, 04:07:25 PM »
hahahaha top 3rd, braves 7 phillies 2, one out man on 2nd.

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Re: 2009 Division-Watching
« Reply #106: April 08, 2009, 04:12:45 PM »
Jordan Schafer looks worse than Milledge out there wow.

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Re: 2009 Division-Watching
« Reply #107: April 08, 2009, 04:31:33 PM »
hahahaha top 3rd, braves 7 phillies 2, one out man on 2nd.
yawn. the phillies have nothing to be concerned about. they are 0-3 like us but that's the extent of it. they are fully confident that they are going to play better like they do every year.

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« Reply #108: April 08, 2009, 04:33:33 PM »
yawn. the phillies have nothing to be concerned about. they are 0-3 like us but that's the extent of it. they are fully confident that they are going to play better like they do every year.

hi, debbie downer.  0-3 is 0-3.  hopefully our guys don't have that attitude.

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Re: 2009 Division-Watching
« Reply #109: April 08, 2009, 04:47:05 PM »
nevermind, schafer hit a 2-run bomb, but i think carpenter could hit it out of there.

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Re: 2009 Division-Watching
« Reply #110: April 08, 2009, 04:51:48 PM »
nevermind, schafer hit a 2-run bomb, but i think carpenter could hit it out of there.

He hit one out to dead center on Sunday.

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Re: 2009 Division-Watching
« Reply #111: April 08, 2009, 05:08:32 PM »
He hit one out to dead center on Sunday.

i was talking about his defense earlier ... two balls totally misplayed.

Re: 2009 Division-Watching
« Reply #112: April 08, 2009, 05:31:43 PM »
hi, debbie downer.  0-3 is 0-3.  hopefully our guys don't have that attitude.

It's pretty obvious they do or at least think this is one big joke. Funny thing is, no one is laughing.

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« Reply #113: April 08, 2009, 06:31:58 PM »
great comeback by the Phils. that's heart, something the Nats don't have. they scored 9 runs in the 7th+8th innings.

florida in sole possession of first place thanks to us. 3 games back.

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Re: 2009 Division-Watching
« Reply #114: April 08, 2009, 07:23:26 PM »
great comeback by the Phils. that's heart, something the Nats don't have. they scored 9 runs in the 7th+8th innings.

florida in sole possession of first place thanks to us. 3 games back.

the nats have been in deep holes.  6-0, 8-0, 6-2 ... the other day they cut it to 8-5, today they got it within two ... you can't leave the bases loaded twice. 

at least we know the braves bullpen is a joke good god what a disaster.

Re: 2009 Division-Watching
« Reply #115: April 08, 2009, 07:30:22 PM »
the nats have been in deep holes.  6-0, 8-0, 6-2 ... the other day they cut it to 8-5, today they got it within two ... you can't leave the bases loaded twice. 

at least we know the braves bullpen is a joke good god what a disaster.

They can cut it all they like, but if they can't take the lead then it's meaningless.

This team gives off the same aura of confidence in knowing they aren't going to strike when needed, just like in 2008. I mean when a team goes up two in the early innings, we all know in our gut that getting even three runs is a challenge for this team.

They also need to stop waiting for later innings to figure things out and suddenly realize they are down. Maybe if they had two or three more innings today they could have finally put something together, but no, they waited until the ninth and fell right on their faces.

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Re: 2009 Division-Watching
« Reply #116: April 08, 2009, 07:52:20 PM »
I'm convinced. Hammondsnats and WPA are one and the same.

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« Reply #117: April 08, 2009, 08:48:25 PM »
I'm convinced. Hammondsnats and WPA are one and the same.

No I think the Lerners are cheap, she doesn't.  But we both are Terps fans and aren't ready to throw the Nats out right now.

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Re: 2009 Division-Watching
« Reply #118: April 08, 2009, 08:50:48 PM »
No I think the Lerners are cheap, she doesn't.  But we both are Terps fans and aren't ready to throw the Nats out right now.
you are posting just like her though. making excuses for everything and refusing to acknowledge what is happening right in front of your own eyes.

what happened to offseason Hammonds?  8)

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Re: 2009 Division-Watching
« Reply #119: April 08, 2009, 08:57:12 PM »
you are posting just like her though. making excuses for everything and refusing to acknowledge what is happening right in front of your own eyes.

what happened to offseason Hammonds?  8)

again after 3 games i'm not ready to say freak my life, even though of course i would like to see better results.  i spent all offseason venting about the lerners, our front office and our lack of mlb near ready prospects ... so i got a lot of that crap out of my system.  we should be better than this, but i really didn't think we were going to compete, anywhere from 68-74 wins most likely.

of course offseaosn Hammonds could always pop up, but until then ... SERENITY NOW.

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Re: 2009 Division-Watching
« Reply #120: April 09, 2009, 09:37:43 AM »
Just a few thoughts on the recent Nats @ Fish series.

Nolasco wasn't his at his best, but still threw over 72% strikes, and the Nats scored 6 runs (5 earned now that Bonifacio's error became a 2B for Zimmerman) in his 6 innings.  If the Nats pitched like they had seen the Marlins at least 1 time before in their lives, this should have been a Nats win.  Compounding it was questionable coaching that didn't realize that there was a 24 mph wind blowing out to right-center.

Johnson was sharp in game 2 - it was going to be tough for anyone to beat him.  But once he was gone, the Nats put up 3 runs in 2.1 IP against the pen.  Again, though, it was the Nats pitching looking like it had never even heard of the Marlins, and the coaching getting burned twice more by not realizing there was a 26 mph wind blowing to right-center.

When the opponent gives up 10 BB and commits 2 errors, it should be a W.  As bad as Cabrera was, the Marlins pitchng was worse.  But, instead of taking the W, St. Claire put on the knee pads for Uggla, a crucial pinch hitting move was questionable, and Fredi making a good move by yanking Hermida in a double switch (if that was intentional rather than a fluke, Fredi may yet someday turn into a manager).  If Hermida had been in LF in the 9th, Kearn's would be King of DC.  As it turned out, Andrew Miller sucking and needing to get pulled so somebody else could go 1.2 IP and necessitating the double switch right after Hermida had made the last out in the bottom of the previous inning is what hurt the Nats the most.  Luck spun the wrong way for the Nats on that one.  Once again, the leadoff guy, in this case Guzman, reached once in 5 PAs - and this time with a hit.  In the first 2 games, Milledge reached once, a BB, in 9 PA.  A combined .143 OBP from the leadoff spot is a killer.  From a Nats viewpoint, I was disappointed in Willingham's K in the 9th.  I had resigned myself that if the Marlins were going to lose, at least they'd lose due to a Willingham hit.  At the very worst, I expected a SF and to get within one.

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Re: 2009 Division-Watching
« Reply #121: April 09, 2009, 09:52:50 AM »
No offense NA, but even I have a hard time taking anything you say about the Fish seriously anymore.  Maybe they do suck as much as you say, but they're sure worlds better than we are.

Re: 2009 Division-Watching
« Reply #122: April 09, 2009, 09:56:36 AM »
No offense NA, but even I have a hard time taking anything you say about the Fish seriously anymore.  Maybe they do suck as much as you say, but they're sure worlds better than we are.

Yep. I'm learning to ignore whatever he is saying. :lol:

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Re: 2009 Division-Watching
« Reply #123: April 09, 2009, 10:12:30 AM »
Apparently I'm on crack anyway.  We open against the Phillies.  Marlins come to town for the weekend.

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Re: 2009 Division-Watching
« Reply #124: April 09, 2009, 10:15:59 AM »
No offense NA, but even I have a hard time taking anything you say about the Fish seriously anymore.  Maybe they do suck as much as you say, but they're sure worlds better than we are.

Thanks to St. Claire.  Get a real pitching coach, and the Nats will go a long way toward turning things around.  Well, a new manager may be necessary, too.  Fredi isn't great, but I'd take him over Acta any day.

The Marlins starting rotation is strong, maybe the best in the NL East, at least 1-3.  That is the Marlins greatest strength. 

The Nats OF, or at least what should be their OF, as a whole is far stronger than the Fish.  The Nats IF should be even with the Marlins, at least if Zimmerman ever lives up to his potential.  Defensively, it is much better as the Fish probably have the worst defensive IF in MLB.

I'd take Baker behind the plate even over Flores.

Bottom line, the St. Claire factor overwhelms all the deficiencies of the Marlins combined.